New case rates slow as US takes over as disease epicentre

6 April 2020 (Last Updated April 6th, 2020 11:34)

Global cases of Covid-19 passed 1.25 million over the weekend - with America now seeing nearly twice as many daily deaths as any other country.

Both global case rates and death from the disease increased more slowly than last week, although that could partially reflect lower-than-average registrations which have been seen at weekends.

America recorded 1,218 new deaths on Sunday and will record its 10,000th death some time today.